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Saturday, February 09, 2008

"Toward Full Awareness" by Gordon van Vliet














"Toward Full Awareness" by Gordon van Vliet
15" x 18.5" oil on paper
$279.00 mounted with 1"professional black wood frame.
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I purposely separated the head, shoulder and arm from the right shoulder and chest in the background. I liked the composition that way. It looks like someone who is dead asleep awakening and coming "back to life". From sub-conscious to full awareness.

This is the second time I have painted on paper. It acts so much different than working with the medium on canvas or board. The paper absorbs the oil very quickly and fixes itself, so you can move it around. The oil behaves in many ways like water color. All in all a nice change to mix things up a bit.

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5 Comments:

At 11:44 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

at last i have found a shop where i can leave artwork to be framed and not have to tell them how to do it. Your main man Mccael knows his craft.

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger KeRobinson said...

Hi Gordon!
I find your compositions interesting...unexpected!
Going with your title, I would guess he is leaving the picture all of a sudden becoming aware of his surroundings?????? dunno!
Maybe he has something important to attend to! (?) LOL!
You do very good people!

 
At 7:35 PM, Blogger "van Vliet" Art Blog said...

To Anonymous, thanks for the compliment and yes, Michael is as good as they come.

Thank you Karen for your compliment also. His look is disconcerting.

 
At 8:29 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is the best composition I have seen this year. You have such interesting concepts and the way this guy looks, he truly makes me feel like he has been disturbed.

Wow, great painting!!!!! Give us more.

Kay B. In Florida

 
At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Gordon,

That painting is very arresting. I think you captured the look very
well -- he looks like he just woke up, or as if something has just
arrested his attention, or in any event, as if he is going from a lower
level of consciousness to a higher one. Well done!

JB, Rochester, NY

 

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